Embark on a thrilling 12-week journey through the multifaceted world of photography, masterfully guided by renowned photographer Charlie Naebeck. Lens Voyagers is an immersive masterclass designed to transform photography novices into skilled visual storytellers.
Week 1 – Understanding Your Equipment: Start your journey by diving deep into the intricate workings of your camera. You’ll learn to adjust various settings and comprehend the effects they produce, covering crucial topics like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and their combined role in the exposure triangle.
Week 2 – Composition and Lighting: Illuminate your path with the exploration of composition and lighting. Discover the ‘rules’ of composition and master the art of bending them. Unravel the potential of natural and artificial light, and the dramatic use of shadows to create powerful images.
Week 3 – Street & Portrait Photography: Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of street and portrait photography in week 3. Capture the pulse of urban life and frame soulful portraits, crafting unique narratives through your lens.
Week 4 – Still Life & Landscape Photography: Experience the serenity of still life and the grandeur of landscapes in week 4. Learn to transform simple objects and sweeping vistas into compelling visual narratives.
Week 5 – Architectural and Night Photography: Week 5 unveils the artistry of architectural and night photography. Master the capture of symmetry in structures and the enchanting allure of the nocturnal world, enriching your photographic language with new perspectives.
Week 6 – Travel and Adventure Photography: Venture into the thrilling domain of travel and adventure photography in week 6. Learn to encapsulate the spirit of diverse cultures and adrenaline-pumping activities, translating your experiences into evocative visual stories.
Week 7 – Post-Processing and Editing: Week 7 introduces you to the digital darkroom. Understand the transformative world of post-processing and editing to refine your images, bringing out their maximum visual impact, and enhancing their overall mood.
Week 8 – Setting up Your Photography Business: As week 8 dawns, prepare to transition your passion into a profession. Learn the essentials of launching your photography business, from devising a business plan to identifying your target market, and marketing your services effectively.
Week 9 – Starting Your Portfolio: Week 9 marks the beginning of your portfolio-building journey. Learn to critically select and curate your best work to showcase your unique style and acquired skills, ensuring you leave a lasting impression on your audience.
Week 10 – Portfolio Building – Theme Selection and Planning: Take a deep dive into the world of photo editing during week 10. Get acquainted with post-processing workflow, from selecting and sorting photos to enhancing your images using editing software.
Week 11 – Portfolio Building – Execution and Refinement: As the course nears its conclusion in week 11, refine your portfolio building process with a focus on theme selection and planning for your final project. Choose themes that echo your vision and interests, and plan your shoots to create a cohesive, powerful body of work.
Week 12 – Portfolio Review and Course Conclusion: The final week of Lens Voyagers is a celebration of your journey. Present your final project, receive constructive feedback, and discuss your future path. You’ll leave the course with an impressive portfolio, enriched knowledge, newfound confidence, and a community of fellow photographers ready to share your next adventures.
Each week involves practical assignments, constructive critiques, and inspirational learning experiences. By the end of Lens Voyagers, you’ll have a robust foundation of photography skills, a portfolio that reflects your unique style, and the confidence to undertake your own photography projects. Step into the world of Lens Voyagers and let the adventure begin!